Taking Action for Justice: Steps to Addressing Systemic Violence toward Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender-Diverse People Amidst a Delayed National Action Plan
Date du début: 07-07-2020 à 07-07-2020
A webinar hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)- Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH)
Registration Details: register.gotowebinar.com/register/8068657636601465357.
In December 2015 the Government of Canada launched the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Its final report related on June 3, 2019, Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, includes 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians. Development and implementation of a MMIWG National Action Plan by the Federal Government, has been delayed. In this webinar, we will discuss key findings from the Final Report and concrete recommendations for the Government of Canada’s National Action Plan, informed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) National Roundtable on MMIWG held in January 2020. While the establishment of a National Action Plan has experienced delays due to first, the federal election and now, a global pandemic, we are in an even worse crisis. Violence against Indigenous women and children does not stop because of a global health pandemic, in fact, there is troubling evidence supporting quite the opposite. The pandemic is worsening violence against Indigenous women and Indigenous families and communities cannot wait any longer. This presentation will focus on how the Federal Government can act now ensuring full involvement of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people, as stated in the National Inquiry’s Final Report.